(National Sentinel)Â Law and order: Without commenting on whether he agrees or disagrees with events in Charlottesville, Va., a North Carolina sheriff says he’s coming after those who destroyed a Confederate monument earlier this week.
As noted byÂ The Blaze, Durham, N.C. police witnessed the destruction but did not intervene because the monument was on county property.
Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday that pepper spray was considered but leaders decided on restraint to avoid injuries and further chaos, WTVD-TV reported.
â€œDonâ€™t mistake restraint for inaction,â€ Andrews said during the newsÂ conference, the station said. â€œIf I had my deputies to engage a hostile crowd, there would have been injuries.â€
He said that people seen in the video will be arrested, WTVD reported.
â€œLast night we witnessed a blatant violation of the law,â€ Andrews said. â€œNo one is getting away with damaging the Confederate statue. We will pursue felony charges.â€
The woman who climbed a ladder and put a nylon rope around the statue so that others could pull it down identified herself as 22-year-old Takiyah Thompson in a WTVD interview Tuesday.
â€œI feel like itâ€™s important to tear down these vestiges of white supremacy,â€ Thompson â€” who said sheâ€™s a member of the Workers World Party and admitted her involvement â€” told WTVD.
Durham County manager Wendell Davis called pulling the statue down â€œunlawful and inappropriateâ€ at the conference, the station said.
Davis added that state law mandates the protection of Confederate monuments and that county officials will be consulting with state officials regarding whatâ€™s to become of the heavily damaged monument, WTVD said.
There are other ways to protest besides destroying publicÂ or private property, but members of the Alt-Left seem to believe they have some righteous divine providence to break whatever rulesÂ they deem necessary in order to make their political point.
They don’t have that divine right. And at least one law enforcement official is prepared to teach some of them that lesson.
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